Saturday, March 21 May have come and gone but its significance in Owerri North and APC family may not be forgotten in a jiffy as a day in which, the 2019 APGA Senatorial candidate in Owerri zone, Mike Nwachukwu made a U-turn to his usual political party, the APC in the company of over three thousand supporters.
The event which took place at Nwachukwu’s country home had in attendance the leadership of the APC led by Lemi Akakem, the coordinators of Mike Nwachukwu from the nine Local Governments of Owerri zone, his coordinators from the 104 INEC wards in Owerri zone as well as friends from the two zones of Imo state.
In his opening remarks, the chairman of the event who also was the chairman, Mike Nwachukwu’s 2019 campaign organization Dr. Vitalis Ajumbe said that he main crust of the event was the return of Mike Nwachukwu to his original family, the APC which he was before the crisis that bedeviled the party that made not only him but the majority of the party faithful including aspirants to leave the party for other political parties.
Ajumbe who expressed gratitude to the teaming supporters of the returnees on their volition to return to APC with him made it clear that Nwachukwu was not joining the APC rather returning to his home, the APC family.
Ajumbe while describing the APC under governor Uzodinma as that which Imo has been expecting charged the supporters of Nwachukwu to immediately register with the APC in their various wards enjoined them to contribute their individual quotas in making the party stronger in Imo ahead of 2023 elections.
In his submission, Akakem, the leader of the APC in the area assured the returnees of equal treatment as party members.
Akalem who disclosed that all the benefits and rights accruable to party members would be extended to the returnees further urged APC members to accommodate all of them and discriminate not.
In his speech, the returnee, Mike Nwachukwu thanked the people particularly the APC members led by Akakem for availing themselves the opportunity of gracing the event adding that he was not joining the APC rather returning to his family.
Nwachukwu while recalling the efforts and contributions individually made by his supporters in 2019 particularly when they toured the 104 INEC wards of Owerri zone assured the people of his unflinching support in their political endeavours.
Describing the APC under Uzodinma as a party that would accommodate the interest of all, he charged his supporters to work harmoniously with existing leadership and structures in their various localities.